VIDEO: Blackshear vs. Purvis

Wayne Blackshear and Rodney Purvis left everything on the Bullitt East court Sunday - literally. The future Louisville stars didn't disappoint the pro-UofL crowd, delivering a highlight reel of big plays. In the end, Purvis' team narrowly escaped with the victory. InsideTheVille.com has video highlights.

Wayne Blackshear had three more fouls than points in the first half Sunday against Rodney Purvis' Raleigh (NC) Upper Room Christian Squad.

Purvis, Louisville's top 2012 recruit, took advantage of Blackshear's slow start. The athletic 6-foot-3 guard scored 13 points as his team built a 46-30 halftime lead.


Wayne Blackshear rallied his team, but fell short against Rodney Purvis' Upper Room Christian squad Sunday at BEHS.
Blackshear was slapped with three first half fouls, which had Morgan Park coach Nick Irvin fuming. Irvin was given a technical for his protest, sending the sell-out crowd of 2,500 into a frenzy.

The contest was physical from beginning to end. Both Purvis and Blackshear hit the floor hard several times, clearly too many times for the liking of Louisville assistant Tim Fuller, who watched the game from the baseline.

Late in the first half, Purvis went down hard and sustained a cut on his head. He went to the locker room for treatment, but returned for the second half.

Despite shooting 0 for 7 in the first half, the second half belonged to Blackshear, who scored 36 points Saturday night in a win over Western.

Blackshear, who picked up his fourth foul in the third quarter, scored all 24 of his points after the break to give his team a chance to win the game. The 6-5 guard/forward did a little a bit of everything, finishing with 11 rebounds, three assists and two steals.

In the end, though, Upper Room Christian found a way to hold on for a 67-64 win. Faquan Dunn's three-pointer with six seconds proved the game-winner as Blackshear's last second three-pointer missed the mark.

Purvis finished with 18 points, nine rebounds, four assists and four steals.

Check out InsideTheVille.com's video for the highlights.


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